Research shows that coaches and mentors are some of the most influential people in children’s lives and that structured after-school programming contributes to improved school attendance, lower probability for drug and sexual experimentation, improved academic outcomes, less aggressive behavior, increased self-discipline and enhanced self esteem.
Raised by a single mother, his faith, and community of mentors, Keion is a vocal advocate for underprivileged and fatherless youth. In 2015, Keion published “Covered…The Fatherless Athlete”, which follows Keion’s life from a kid growing up in Baltimore City to the bright lights and big plays of the NFL. Keion’s movement to #stopfatherlessness spans public and motivational speaking, advocating on behalf of children’s rights, and his work through The Carpenter House.
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